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Old 07-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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Black rock D wheels looking for input

I found a great deal on 17" Black Rock D wheels does anybody have experience with these? Are they any good as far as quality? Any input would be appreciated.

They would go on my 2012 JKU

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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In addition my current tire size is 255/75/17 will this fit on a 17X8 inch wheel? The bolt pattern is 5x5 which is correct but im worried aboout the width.

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I had to purchase a new set of wheels due to balancing and alignment issues I developed after bending both American Racing aluminum wheels on the trail, while the Jeep was heavily loaded.

Hub caps come with the D909 wheels which cannot be over-torqued, or the allen bolts can be damaged. The rim edges can be scratched on the trail, but a Black Rock representative told me that you simply add touch-up paint to the damaged sections, and they will look as good as new.



The 1/4" dimples need to be cleaned with a Q-tip swab periodically - especially if your Jeep hits the mud.



These wheels make any Jeep look better than stock. They run true, are lightweight, and inexpensive. No, I don't work for Black Rock - just a satisfied customer.



A 255/75 r17 measures out to - 32.06" diameter x 10.8" wide. A 17x8" rim is a good size when traveling on the road, but when aired down, could be vulnerable to losing a bead. Just like, if I was running a 15x10" wheel with my 12.5" wide tires that I run.

FWIW, the new Interco wheel has a special bead retention system that is DOT compliant, weigh less than bead locked wheels, and although come in a 17x9" size, would probably hold the bead better than a 17x8" design w/o a bead lock.

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I have the 15s and love them.

Where did you find 17s? I was looking a while back and couldn't find any.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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Craigslist im seriously thinking about jumping on these tomorrow.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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Craigslist im seriously thinking about jumping on these tomorrow.
I would. I knew they existed but for some reason DTD doesn't carry them.

Gonna try to work a deal when I order my 35s.
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